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Got A New Apple Snail!


pootwilson

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does this look like an apple snail to you i want to make sure but that is what the petstore says he has some gunk on his shell and the shell isnt that great looking :( but hopefully i can make it better with good water conditions and nutritional foods :exactly i am letting him sit in the tank for now in the cup he was in in the petstore and ill adjust him to the pH and then i will try to clean his shell and when i add him to the tank should i just put him an the bottom or on the side. here are some pics but ill post some more when i clean his shell.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j260/ash...30SNAIL0042.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j260/ash...30SNAIL0039.jpg

how does it look and can you tell what kind of apple snail it is?

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Its hard to tell if you've got a brig or a cana but I'm leaning toward brig due to the recent USDA ban on shipping canas. As far as the shell goes, its not great but I've seen worse. Just keep the pH high and feed calcium rich foods and any new growth should be very nice. Theres not much you can do about damage already done though.

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I'd just put him on the bottom and let him decide where to go and besides when you pick him up he'll probably go into his shell and you won't be able to put him on the side, Congrats on your new snail by the way, I'm glad he'll have a nice home that will let him grow a healthier shell.

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yeah i just put him on the bottom my grandma buys organic spinach and romain lettuce so ill give him some of that for calcium

oh yeah i looked on a website and it is a brig

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do you know what i can get the algea(sp?) stuff off with i tried to get it off with my fingers but i didnt want to be too ruff and it still wont come off will it go away on its own or can i get it off or is it just stuck on their forever?

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I think it depends on your water. When I got my haustrums they were absolutly covered in algea. I tried scraping some of it off with a soft toothbrush but the snails were not one bit happy about it so I left it alone. Their shells don't have any algea anymore :D

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Congrats on your new snail! :D

Don't feed it too much Spinach though,as Spinach is high in oxalic acid which inhibits absorption of calcium and iron. :) Good luck! :)

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i got a new apple snail yesterday and could not with all my strength(still being gentle) get the gosh darn algea off <_< but after only a little over 24 hours in a clean tank i could easily scrape most of the algea off i know its not perfect but it is much better than before. take a look.

before

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j260/ash...1230new0041.jpg

after(much better than before yay)

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j260/ash...1230new0042.jpg

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